The goal here is to filter OpenStreetMap data extracts to only the features you need to use. The result is a smaller, more manageable dataset.
For my map wall art I’m making maps of many of the major cities in the United States (and will do other areas once I’m done with that). To be efficient, I’m using continent-wide datasets from OpenStreetMap (so I can just zoom to an area and export PDFs). My maps are fairly minimal, and the datasets contain a lot of data …